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Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Thu, 14th Feb '08 11:34 PM


Maybe this has already been said, and if so, my apologies. It certainly is worth repeating.

There is some nasty flu going around right now. Protect yourself:

Wash your hands frequently.

If you cough or sneeze, do it into your sleeve or be sure you cover your nose and face thoroughly so the germs don't fly.

Stay away from people who are sick.

An eleven-year-old girl from Carson City died from flu yesterday. Even more sad, her mother is dying of terminal cancer. This will leave an 18-year-old young man alone, except for his grandmother.

Two healthy young adults from Yerington died from flu last week. Two people doesn't sound like a lot, but considering there are less than 3,000 people in the entire town I'd say that's a lot of people. My entire staff at the welfare office in Yerington went and got flu shots last week. Everybody is scared. Several of our staff at the Carson City office have had the flu in the last 3 weeks. It's icky.

If you get the flu, for goodness sakes, stay home from work or school. Get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluids, and have some homemade chicken soup.

Also remember, it takes about 2 weeks for the flu shot to take effect, so if you do get one, you still need to be careful for awhile.


Sheri Ras.

Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Thu, 14th Feb '08 11:41 PM

And lay off the crack pipe.

Stone  (Level: 35.0 - Posts: 259)
Fri, 15th Feb '08 9:47 AM

I live in southern Louisiana and we have had this stuff for weeks. At my niece's elem school, they have been asking sick kids to stay home. I was waylaid for weeks, as it seems to turn into bronchitis and pneumonia very easily. Please seek medical attention for fevers or other severe symptoms. My niece's temp went up to 105.9. Whatever this is, it can be very aggressive, especially if you have other health problems. Hand washing is the best way to prevent spread. We also disinfect the phones and door knobs in the house daily. You may also want to carry waterless hand sanitizer if you have to go out. Drink plenty of decaf fluids as caffeine is a diuretic. Remember, do not give aspirin to children, teens or any very young adult. Use acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Hope we can all get better and stay well.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 15th Feb '08 9:52 AM

My kids both came down with a nasty flu within a couple of days of each other. It cleared classrooms at their school. Scott had a flu shot but I didn't. I didn't come down with the flu either, even after taking care of 2 sick kids.


Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Fri, 15th Feb '08 12:41 PM

One thing...


the kind that goes in one's nose. While recently up in Michigan, everyone around me had the flu...2 daily doses of zicam kept me healthy as ... well as usual.

Get it, use it, and name a child after it!

Ricksdusa  (Level: 22.6 - Posts: 69)
Fri, 15th Feb '08 1:32 PM

Great advice Phitzy. I'll pass it on to my twins, Viagra and Xanex

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Fri, 15th Feb '08 3:44 PM

Two days late on this post for me...back to bed...SIGH.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 15th Feb '08 3:45 PM

Best avatar. Ever.

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